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In the next few weeks I will be ordering some suspension for my SVT. I was going to go with the Sportline kit but after reading about them they do not seem to be what I want. I want something stiff and all around something that handles well.

I did some research and figured out that I want the H&R race springs. All I saw though was that people only put them on Koni's or KYB's. I was curious how good they would work on the Eibach Pro Dampers?

If anyone has this setup I would like some feedback on it.

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Are you aware that H&R race springs are like super stiff?
 

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Yeah I am aware. I want something stiff, not mushy and soft.
 

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Yeah my h n r are still as hell, plus im running the kyb agx dampers, im sure the eibach will be just as mine are. They will be just fine.
 

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okay so if ur just buying lowering springs do u need dampers also. cause i am about to order lowering springs for my car next month. any help will be greatly helpful
 

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I would highly recommend aftermarket dampers, your stock suspension wont last long, they arent meant for lowered springs. You can find some cheap dampers all over.
 

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Eibach pro kit works well. Very stiff but not to the point were its unbearable to drive on a daily basis. H&R's will break your back or the car eventually. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Eibach pro kit works well. Very stiff but not to the point were its unbearable to drive on a daily basis. H&R's will break your back or the car eventually. Just my 2 cents.
not true. I have H&R coilovers and they are great,stiff, and have never broken any thing....besides peoples necks when I drive by b/c they look to fast oooohhhhh snap!
heres a pic....

 

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Eibach pro kit works well. Very stiff but not to the point were its unbearable to drive on a daily basis. H&R's will break your back or the car eventually. Just my 2 cents.
haha, I am young so I can take the beating. Hopefully the car can too.
 

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It's unlikely the Eibach shocks will effectively dampen the H&R race springs. The H&R spring rates are considerably higher than either the pros or sportlines. That's the reason you see Koni's used with the H&R's. I doubt AGX's can dampen them either before premature wearout occurs. Seriously stiff springs require seriously firmer shocks.
 

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say WHAT? seriously....dude my coil overs are ridiculous I couldn't imagine what the springs are rated at...
 

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The H&R race springs are 325 lbs/in front and 375 rear. If I remember correctly the coilovers are in the high 200's. The only thing readily available and stiffer than the race springs are Ground Control coilover kits at 450 front and rear. The race springs are just that...intended for racing (and smooth pavement) and will be punishing on the street.
 

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get the coilovers
how much are u spending on ur set up u want?
 

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with H&R's and eibach pro's its only about $500. Im looking for something good for autocross but I did not want to get into the more expensive dampers. Konis are way out of my price range.

Anyone know the spring rates that the pro dampers can handle?
 

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The Eibach Pro spring rates are 137 front and 171 rear. The sportline springs are 262 max. front and 171 max. rear (Sportines are progressive springs). You'll note that both of these are considerably less than the H&R race spring rates. That said, a logical conclusion is that the Eibach shocks will be severally taxed trying to dampen the H&R's.
 

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Steeda springs are a good middle ground between H&R and Eibach. 160 front and 280 rear. Serious handling but not an obnoxious ride. I've got KYB AGX shocks and they do just fine. I'd think the struts would also work, but I went Koni there. I drive this setup 80+ miles a day and autocross about once a month. I spent last Saturday running laps at an actual track and they were amazing! Price isn't bad either. Mine settled between a 1.5 and 1.75 inch drop.
 

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Where can I find spring rates for my Vogtland springs? Their website didn't list it. blah!
 

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Steeda springs are a good middle ground between H&R and Eibach. 160 front and 280 rear. Serious handling but not an obnoxious ride. I've got KYB AGX shocks and they do just fine. I'd think the struts would also work, but I went Koni there. I drive this setup 80+ miles a day and autocross about once a month. I spent last Saturday running laps at an actual track and they were amazing! Price isn't bad either. Mine settled between a 1.5 and 1.75 inch drop.
The info I have on the Steeda springs are that they have a progressive rate 136-166 front and 190-280 rear. Most serious autocrossers prefer a linear rate. The progressive rate would, however, be a more comfortable street/sport spring.
 

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Yeah I am looking for some linear rate springs. But I want more then a .75 drop on my SVT. I would just suck it up and get the pro kit but I just wish the rates were a little higher and the drop was a little lower.
 
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